2014 Australian MotoGP Wildcards announced
Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced the riders who have been selected to fill two Moto2 and two Moto3 Wildcard spots at the Australian Round of the MotoGP to be held at Phillip Island 17-19 October.
The Moto3 class will see Olly Simpson and Remy Gardner join fellow Australian and current Moto3 leader Jack Miller.
Olly Simpson has been competing in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and has been recording top 10 finishes consistently throughout the 2014 season, the 16-year-old South Australian will be racing at the Island under the Olly Simpson Racing banner.
Simpson is looking forward to taking another step forward in his dream of competing in the MotoGP and representing his country at the same time.
One of Australian racing’s best known names will return to racing at The Island in Remy Gardner, who has this year been competing in the Moto3 class of the CEV Repsol International Championship, a tournament widely regarded as a springboard for future MotoGP riders.
Gardner currently sits 11th in the Championship, the son of 1987 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner, will be racing for Team Laglisse Calvo, there’s no doubt he will come ready to race after competing in the highly competitive Spanish competition.
Joining Australian Anthony West in the Moto2 category will be Max Croker and Aiden Wagner.
Croker is a 16-year-old superstar in both Road Racing and Speedway domestically here in Australia, in 2013 he took out the MRRDA 125cc Championship as well as the Solo U16 250/350cc Speedway Championship.
More recently he qualified for the World FIM Speedway 250cc Championship in Poland and placed a hard fought fourth in this year’s ASBK Phillip Island Round.
Aiden Wagner is one of Australia’s best up and coming stars, last year he claimed pole in the MotoGP Support class during and took three from three wins, this year he steps up to the big stage with the Wildcard entry.